Hard Drive very slowly decreasing in space

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gnairn23, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. gnairn23 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,I am a new member here so hello to you all.

    I recently bought a 128GB MacBook Air and overall I am happy with my purchase.

    However, I notice that when doing everyday computing tasks like browsing the web and listening to music etc, that the hard drive space slowly decreases.

    My question is, is this normal and it happens to you or is there something faulty with my Air?

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    Well it saves history but we are talking about a few MB.

    What size decrease are u seeing?

    BTW u have a SSD not HardDiskDrive
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Some of that is normal as the OS and browser and some apps create new caches files. How much space are we we talking about?
     
  4. gnairn23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    not a lot, maybe 10 mb a day

    then when restarting the computer the SSD storage space sometimes increases.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yeah... that sounds like normal caching going on and nothing to worry about.
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    perfectly normal behaviour on any computer.
     
  7. Macdctr macrumors 6502a

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    I had this issue with my MacBook Pro running High Sierra and found out what was taking up my space was local snapshots.

    I typed the following command in terminal "sudo tmutil thinLocalSnapshots / 10000000000 4" and then restarted my computer and noted my hard drive space was restored. This worked for me.
     

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